I had a teacher in high school that would fit "teachers that were arrogant in their authority" perfectly.
She. is. ridiculous.
I can't even begin to write out every little issue that I witnessed, because I would write a novel.
You couldn't use pen for anything. You couldn't even write your name in pen.
You couldn't ask for help. Everything you needed was in the book. I'm a visual learner, as were most of the people in my accounting class. I can't learn accounting from a book.
She would send people out to the hallway if their assignments weren't done, which was understandable. One day I did have my homework done, but I realized that I made a mistake on the last page. I was fixing the error and she sent me out into the hallway, because since I was wrong, I wasn't done.
That woman... yeesh, she was the main reason that I couldn't wait to graduate.